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Summer Events Schedule

FREE Thursday summer evening entertainment, 4.40pm – 8.00pm.

Our FREE summer events programme returns offering more great family entertainment, including Covent Garden performers, local acts, bands and much more. Head Out, Not Home this summer and have some fun in Norwich.

17 August

 

16:40, 17:40, 18:50
Timberhill
Jason Maverick
Jason is a multi-skilled entertainer -  A mime artist and contact juggling specialist, he zigzags between corporate entertainment and street theatre events.
17:00, 18:10, 19:20
London Street
Malt House String Quartet
A vibrant and energetic group of musicians who have an extensive and varied repertoire that covers many genres from Classical to Pop to Jazz.
17:00, 18:00, 19:00
Hay Hill

Helen Bluebelle and Robbie Hall
Helen Bluebelle has been influenced by the likes of Ludovico Einaudi, Walking On Cars and Ed Sheeran. Helen incorporates contemporary minimalism with pop-ballad sensibilities.

Robbie Hall delivers a funk and soul driven sound through acoustic written chord progressions mixed with hip/hop inspired lyricism.

17:00, 18:10, 19:20
Gentleman’s Walk
Sefo Kanuteh
A virtuosic, soulful and authentic kora and balafon player, Sefo’s compositions are a melodic mixture of highly-valued traditional pieces, intertwined with styles from every continent, thus firmly planting Sefo as a contemporary Mande musician. His music sings of his life, family and freedom.
17:10, 18:20, 19:30
St Gregory’s Green
Très Pantalons
Très Pantalon are a beats heavy, polly-rhythmical quintet from the East of England. Coined 'Post-Funk' by BBC introducing this brass and bass instrumental ensemble swap lyrics for bold guitar riffs, heavy bass lines and sweetly syncopated horns. 
24 August  
16:40, 17:40, 18:50
London Street
Dan the Hat
A frenzy of comedy, skills and audience participation (whether they like it or not!). From the outset, Dan wows any audience with supreme Yo-yo skills, awesome hat manipulation, juggling with finesse, Ball spinning, slick Diabolo, the Tennis can and the one and only ‘Cups and Spoonsʼ. He shouts, he laughs… sometimes he even cries. Lots of fun bound together in a daring attempt to rid the world of the mundane!
17:00, 18:10, 19:20
Westlegate 

Georgia Shackleton Trio
The Georgia Shackleton Trio are an exciting new act securing upcoming gigs in The UK and Europe, and in 2016 performed main stage slots at Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, Towersey Folk Festival, and Folk East, as well as performing throughout Broadstairs Folk Week amongst others. Playing a blend of Americana, folk and self-penned material, Georgia Shackleton is an alumna of Newcastle University’s Folk Degree course. Accompanying herself on the fiddle, she writes and performs 'wordy songs about other people’, instrumentally influenced by British, American and Scandinavian folk traditions, with a regional twist from her native East Anglia. Georgia’s skills as a singer and instrumentalist have been put to the test in numerous different contexts, but her own trio sees her teaming up with guitar powerhouse Aaren Bennett and mandolin ace Nic Zuppardi to create a strong, transatlantic sound. 

17:00, 18:00, 19:00
Hay Hil

Song Noir
Francesca and Cliff from Song Noir bring a Jazz sensibility to Latin, Soul, RnB and Reggae. Featuring Francesca’s vocals and percussion and Cliff on Saxophones, Flute and Keyboard - Song Noir evoke atmospheres from smoky late night clubs to relaxed summer grooves. When they are not touring Europe, Song Noir perform regularly at Platform Twelve in St Benedict’s -  and at other selected venues around the region.

17:00, 18:10, 19:20
Gentleman’s Walk
Sam Coe & the Long Shaddows
Sam Coe & The Long Shadows hail from the Suffolk/Norfolk border… deep in rural East Anglia, they formed in 2015 when Sam was yearning to return to the Country Music routes she was brought up on. The band create honest, country music songs combined with just the right amount of pop. Catchy riffs, clever songwriting and hints towards the more traditional country genre create a Pop/Country sound likened to Kacey Musgraves, Margo Price or The Dixie Chicks. Sam Coe & The Long Shadows released their debut EP “Santa Fe” in March 2017 to critical acclaim, and found themselves playing twice at this years C2C: Country to Country festival at The O2.
17:10, 18:20, 19:30
St Gregory’s Green
Los Musicos
Take a tour of the Latin and Salsa Universe with Los Musicos and enjoy tropical musical beats.
Expect a large variety of rhythms and tunes from Latinamerica and the Caribbean: Cumbia, Merengue, Chicha, Son, Boleros.
31 August  
16:40, 17:40, 18:50
London Street
Tony Roberts
Tony’s iconic storytelling style, belies his deft slight of hand, producing baffling illusions, while charming his audience with laughter.  Understated and ingenious, captivating and hilarious.
17:10 & 18:40
Westlegate 
Rabo Street Show
More details coming soon!
17:00, 18:00, 19:00
Hay Hil
The Mad March Hares
"Invitation to Groove", to the infectious rhythms of the Mad March Hares. This beat pushing 14-piece percussion line up fuses Brazilian and Cuban grooves with deep soul vocals, afro-beat guitar, jaw dropping drum solos and a latin/jazz style flute! These flamboyant Steam Punksters are a non-stop “must see”.
17:00, 18:10, 19:20
Gentleman’s Walk

Whole Lotta Hair
Whole Lotta Hair are a four-piece classic rock band hailing from Lincolnshire and Norwich. Expect loud, energetic and excitable music from the likes of Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Deep Purple, Thin Lizzy, Foo fighters and many more. Whole Lotta Hair are Joe Hartley, Sam Cook, Aaren Bennett and Daniel Bareford.

17:10, 18:20, 19:30
St Gregory’s Green
Run Run Idiom
Just come listen, Just come hear... a little bit special, a little bit weird. All original, never been heard, waiting inyour ether, now to be stirred.

 

*Please note, acts are subject to change and are dependent upon weather conditions.
** Futher acts will be added to the schedule in due course, please stay posted for further details



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